GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs seems to be moving away from town so far.
Fire chief Gary Tillotson tells the Glenwood Springs Post Independent that the Red Canyon Fire appears to been moving eastward and somewhat northward toward Glenwood Canyon, away from town.
The 390-acre fire threatening 20 structures was 27 percent contained Thursday.
The fire is capable of unpredictable behavior, however, because of winds from passing thunderstorms. It didn't grow much Wednesday because substantial cloud cover helped keep the fire calm despite gusty winds.
Authorities believe lightning may have started the blaze on Monday but the cause is still under investigation.
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